I don’t know about you, but I tend to think of evergreens as, well, GREEN. Witness a non-green evergreen, specifically a Blue Atlas Cedar I saw at the Los Angeles County Arboretum (California, USA). The tree is massive and obviously quite old. It had lots of petite seed cones, and I really liked the contrast of brown cones against the silvery blue-gray needles. This tree is native to northwest Africa, specifically the Atlas Mountains. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/5.6, 1/100 sec., ISO 400, cloudy, handheld.)

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Top 10 in “Evergreens” challenge in International Women’s Photography group (January 2014)

Top 10 in “Pine cones” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (October 2013)

Top 10 in “November 2012 Image of the Month” challenge in Challenge Accepted group (December 2012)

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  • I appreciate your kind comment and fave – thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 2 years ago

    Yes, the brown and blue does look lovely – and clever you, you’ve even managed a brownish background!

  • Thank you, Bette! The background was just luck – some sandy soil – but I was happy to have that bit of color harmony.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thank you, Ann!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    Well Celeste … I see green here ? It’s maybe why I did not do well in school when it came to colors… Lol…or my mind seeing green just because of suggestion..or I am just weird.

  • That’s interesting, Thomas. Sounds to me as if you may have some form of color vision anomaly, which might also explain why you had problems in school with colors. I see slight color differences if I look with one eye at a time, but that’s because I’ve had cataract surgery in my left eye, which now sees colors very accurately (needles look blue-gray); my right eye will need the same surgery in time, and the cataract in it causes a slight yellowing of colors (needles look blue-green).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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    fauselralmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent tones and great work.

  • Thank you, Joy! The blue cedars are such an unusual color that I was quite attracted to them.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured.

  • Thanks very much, Julie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful light, detail, and DOF, Celeste!!!!

  • Laurie, thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely colour contrast!

  • Many thanks, Felix. It was the color contrast that appealed to me when I came upon a stand of these cedar trees at the Arboretum.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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